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13 December 2016
So Cal trip day 7-10: Family and Friends
Wednesday, 23 November, was day to travel to Oceanside to
stay with aunt and uncle, Robert and Patti Rice, for a few days. Shower knob
worked this morning. Used time for breakfast and loading car to make sure left
after the morning commute or at least decrease traffic some. Pleasant drive
south. Thought about stopping at San Juan Capistrano Mission and decided to
skip that. Not much else to stop and see between Anaheim and Oceanside.
Wonderful to see aunt and uncle again. We sat and chatted
after I unloaded cold stuff and suitcases need for the few days. Before leaving
home there had been discussion on new diet and foods I could eat, I said that
it would be easier if just bought some once there. Patti had bought a couple of
things anyway. Sweet of her.
We went to see movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find
Them. I am not much into the Harry Potter world. I knew the movie was out and
tied to HP and that was about all. It was enjoyable. Dinner at Sizzler after
Thursday was Thanksgiving Day. Originally my Arizona nephew,
his wife and mother-in-law were going to be with us, but there was a conflict
and they couldn’t make it after all. It didn’t make sense to do big turkey
dinner for just the three of us, so we went to Marie Calendar’s for our turkey
dinner. We headed out to enjoy the nice weather with a stop at Oceanside Pier
first. The dinner was good. There was a Sprouts store across the road, so I got
some more gluten and diary free items there. We had dessert at home.
Friday was day to meet up with friend Dawn Rosencrance
and her niece Peyton Hawkins visiting from home, which is just down the street
from my home. Dawn had recovered enough from being sick to venture forth if
simple. I had to borrow a TShirt because what I had put on was way too warm for the sunny weather we had. We
fixed sandwiches and off on a little road trip. First stop was the San Diego
Temple, then to Torrey Pines Beach. We spread out blankets and sat and talked
and eventually ate our sandwiches and water. It was great! The tide was coming
in and we decided it was time to leave before we got wet feet.
Dawn, Peyton, me
Saturday Robert, Patti and I were up early to go to San Diego Zoo.
Robert and Patti are long time members. My feet were kind of tired from all
walking done already on trip and there are some hills in the park, so we each got
a scooter. First stop was the overhead tram ride to get an overview of the
park. Then Kangaroo bus to the polar bears. They are more active first thing in
morning. One was showing off while the other two were stretched out relaxing on
rocks. Found out they feed them a low fat diet to help them tolerant the warmer
weather. Moved on to watch them work with some maned wolf. Then to cats and
panda bears. Fit lunch in there somewhere. The clouds had gotten heavier
looking and we were getting tired so turned in the scooters and headed out via the stores at gate. It
started to rain as we walked to the second store and everyone started leaving. It took some
time to get out of parking lot. It was a good day!
relaxing polar bear
I was leaving early, 0300hrs, on Sunday to avoid any LA
holiday going home traffic. So once we got back to their home, I started
packing up. Stopped raining and loaded up car with everything but what need in
overnight and in morning and food. Bed early.